I first heard about CouchSurfing.com on the BootsnAll message boards last Summer. Unfortunately, it was around the same time the website crashed. For a short time, it seemed I would not have the opportunity to participate. And then user demand helped resurrect and relaunch the network. The Phoenix Story documents the series of events that […]
The 6-part series on saving for a trip around the world will close with this post on the topic of developing a budget. While it may have fit better after we discussed establishing travel and financial goals, I wanted to save the best for last. Truth be told, I did not begin to seriously research a […]
Spain is on my short list of western European countries to visit on my backpacking trip. Spain also happens to be the home of Chef Ferran Adria of El Bulli restaurant. Located 177 km northeast of Barcelona, along the Mediterranean coast, El Bulli was ranked the #1 restaurant in the world in 2006 by over […]
Last week’s techniques toward saving BIG money encompassed the larger ideas I adopted toward reaching my financial (and therefore travel) goals. This week, it’s time for a barrage of simpler suggestions culled from my own experience, as well as the many good travelers on the BootsnAll message boards. Adopt a few, try them out, keep doing […]
The story behind my decision to backpack around the world for 12+ months.